“UberCloud specializes in running HPC workloads on a broad spectrum of infrastructures, anywhere from national centers to public Cloud services. This session will be review of the learnings of UberCloud Experiments performed by industry end users. The live demonstration will cover how to achieve peak simulation performance and usability in the Cloud and national centers, using fast interconnects, new generation CPU’s, SSD drives and UberCloud technology based on Linux containers.”
Today Seagate unveiled a production-ready unit of the fastest single solid-state drive (SSD) demonstrated to date, with throughput performance of 10 gigabytes per second. The early unit meets Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications, making it ideal for hyperscale data centers looking to adopt the fastest flash technology with the latest and most sustainable standards. “The 10GB/s unit, which is expected to be released this summer, is more than 4GB/s faster than the previous fastest-industry SSD on the market. It also meets the OCP storage specifications being driven by Facebook, which will help reduce the power and cost burdens traditionally associated with operating at this level of performance.”
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Dell’s acquisition of EMC, which is expected to close soon pending regulatory approval. “The transaction combines two of the world’s greatest technology franchises—with leadership positions in Servers, Storage, Virtualization and PCs—and brings together strong capabilities in the fastest growing areas of our industry, including Digital Transformation, Software Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Mobile and Security.”
Researchers from across University College London are now benefitting from “Grace,” a new 181 Teraflop HPC system named in honor of pioneering computer scientist Grace Hopper. Designed and integrated by OCF in the UK, the Grace cluster integrates Lenovo and DDN technology to provide HPC services alongside UCL’s existing HPC machines, Legion and Emerald.
“DDN’s selection for seven consecutive years as strategic partner and storage vendor of choice by the overwhelming majority of supercomputer centers on the Top500 list is a testament to the continuous innovation and performance leadership we bring to the HPC space,” said Alex Bouzari, CEO and founder, DDN. “From SSD to Persistent Storage and Archive, File Systems to Object Stores and Burst Buffers, DDN’s comprehensive end to end data lifecycle solutions continue to power the most data-intensive workflows in the world – generation after generation.”
Today Brocade announced the industry’s first Gen 6 Fibre Channel switch for storage networking. The Brocade G620 is a high-density SAN switch that delivers breakthrough performance and scalability designed to support data growth and demanding workloads from mission-critical applications.
In this special guest feature, Ken Strandberg describes the highlights of panel discussion on high performance storage at SC15. “There was significant discussion about identifying the most important workflows, e.g. will checkpoint/restart continue to dominate I/O demands, difficult to analyze scientific datasets, or some new emerging science workflows. In identifying these workflows, we expect to learn where to focus storage research.”
Registration is now open for the 32nd International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST 2016). As the premier conference for massive-scale storage systems, MSST offers designers and implementers, storage architects, researchers, and vendors an opportunity to share best practices and discuss building and securing the world’s largest storage systems for high-performance computing, web-scale systems, and enterprises.
“One of the biggest challenges enterprises face today is the massive growth of data, fueled by cloud, mobile, IoT, analytics, social media, cognitive and other technologies organizations eagerly employ to transform their business and engage customers,” said John Morris, CEO, Cleversafe, an IBM company. “By bringing Cleversafe technology to the cloud with these services, we will empower clients with the choice and flexibility needed to better balance storage cost, location, and compliance control requirements across their data sets and essential applications.”
Today DDN announced it has been awarded additional patents for its groundbreaking WOS Object Storage software. DDN’s WOS enables organizations to deploy highly reliable, massively scalable and cost-efficient storage repositories for fast-growing data volumes. WOS technology powers Software Defined Storage initiatives in data intensive organizations providing simple to manage solutions for Open Source projects as well as Private Cloud and Active Archive deployments.